IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding Windows Live
Uploading files to SkyDrive
Using Office web apps
Windows Live is a web-based portal you can use to communicate and collaborate with others using Office web apps and shared files in SkyDrive. SkyDrive, which was introduced in 2007, has undergone multiple revisions and enhancements, is now fully integrated with Windows 8.1.
See Chapter 16 for more on cloud technology.
With a free account to Windows Live, you have access to free online versions of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. You also have a minimum of 7GB of free storage space using the SkyDrive service. This chapter shows you how to set up a Live account, use Office web apps, and upload files to SkyDrive.
Windows Live is an online, web-based portal (also known as the “cloud”) for storing files that you want to access from the cloud. Windows Live is free and is hosted by Microsoft. Here are some of the Windows Live features available to users: